Periscope Ports Live Video Into Twitter
Periscope and Twitter today said that live video from Periscope is now viewable and discoverable within users' Twitter feeds. Until today, people had to use the separate Periscope app to discover live video feeds. Moving forward, Twitter users will be able to find and view live video feeds directly from within Twitter. Periscope content will be viewable even to those who have not downloaded the Periscope app. Periscope video feeds will play automatically as users scroll past them in the iOS app. Twitter said it is still working to integrate Periscope and Twitter onto the Twitter.com and on Android devices. It expects to make live video available to Android users in the near future.
Twitter's Periscope App Reaches Android
Twitter today made its Periscope live-streaming video application available to Android devices. The app lets people broadcast a live video feed to their Twitter followers, who can join or leave feeds at will, as well as rate them with hearts.
Periscope for iOS Lets You Draw On Your Live Video
Periscope users can now sketch on the screen during live broadcasts. Periscope added the feature in a recent update to the app, which it says "provides a new way to express yourself while broadcasting." The tool, which requires a long-press to access, lets users draw in red, green, or blue, or use a dropper to sample a color from the video.
Periscope Adds Search and Saving Tools
Periscope today detailed forthcoming changes that will make it easier to find and save video broadcasts. First, Periscope will improve search by making it possible to browse live broadcasts via categories as well as via keywords.
Twitter Debuts Live 360-Degree Videos
Twitter and Periscope plan to let broadcasters push live 360-degree video to followers on the two social networks. Twitter sees the real-time, 360-degree video as yet another way for people to interact with personalities and publishers.